Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Manufacturer’s Weapon and Ammunition Inventory Status - Civilians Last in Line

Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly.

M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.

RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1.

Remington-Maxed out!

Armalite: Maxed out.

DPMS: Can’t get enough parts to produce any more product.

COLT: Production runs increasing weekly…bottle necked by Bolt carrier’s.

LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity…can’t get enough gun quality steel to make barrels.

Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind.

AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly.
Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.

Via a post at Cobb titled Gun Sales Obiter Dicta via American Digest’s Side-Lines.

Posted by John Venlet on 02/12 at 04:04 PM
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Re-creating Ernest Shackleton’s Scotch and Epic Voyage

Ernest Shackleton’s epic Antarctic adventure is a story of men heroically overcoming adverse conditions, and I’ve long admired the story.

Recently, Shackleton’s scotch was in the news.  After being located encased in ice underneath his Antarctic hut, the scotch was re-created in the lab.

Today I read that a group of modern day adventurers re-enacted Shackleton’s voyage successfully, though unlike Shackleton, once they made landful on South Georgia island they utilized tents as they made their way to the same whaling station Shackleton did in his efforts to save his men.

While I enjoy adventures, I do not think I would enjoy sailing across 800 miles of cold ocean in as small of a craft as Shackleton and these re-creators did.

Posted by John Venlet on 02/12 at 12:44 PM
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I’d Like A Bug Eyed Hood Ornament

Fred Lapides links over to a wonderful collection of hood ornament photos, and there are some dandies.

I’d like to have a bug eyed hood ornament, modeled on the mayfly Hexagania Limbata, to put on the hood of my fish car, a 1982 Jeep Grand Cherokee which we affectionately call Woodrow, to add a bit of panache to her front end, to offset the whimsy of her rear end.

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Posted by John Venlet on 02/12 at 09:30 AM
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